NFL Capsule: Cowboys at Bengals

NFL Capsule: Cowboys at Bengals


Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 4-8; Cincinnati 6-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 6-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 16; Bengals No. 13

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Bengals 31-22, Oct. 5, 2008

LAST WEEK - Cowboys beat Eagles 38-33; Bengals beat Chargers 20-13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Dallas has won three of last four, scoring 38, 23, 38 and 38 points. Cowboys trying to win back-to-back games for second time this season. ... Bengals trying to win five games in row for second straight season. ... Tony Romo has thrown 19 TD passes. He needs one more to become first Cowboy to throw for 20 TDs five times. ... Romo completed all 10 of his passes for 169 yards and three TDs in second half of 38-33 win over Philadelphia last week. ... Romo threw for three TDs - including a 57-yarder to Terrell Owens - in 31-22 win over Bengals in Dallas in 2008. ... TE Jason Witten had third 100-yard receiving game of season against Eagles. His 17 career 100-yard games are club record for tight end. ... WR Dez Bryant has career highs in catches (71) and yards receiving (978). ... Cincinnati's Andy Dalton ranks second in AFC in fourth-quarter passer rating at 100.1, trailing Denver's Peyton Manning (107.9). ... RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has run for more than 100 yards in each of last three games, a career best and best by Bengals player since Corey Dillon in 1999. Last Bengal to run for 100 yards in four straight was Paul Robinson in 1968. ... Green-Ellis needs 115 yards to reach 1,000 for second time in career. He also did it in 2010 with New England (1,008 yards). He has carried 226 times, three shy of career high. ... Green-Ellis has runs of 48, 41 and 39 yards in last two games, three longest of career. ... After averaging only 93.7 yards rushing in first nine games, Cincinnati has averaged 179.3 in last three games. ... WR A.J. Green scored TD in each of first nine games, but has been kept out of end zone in last two. ... Bengals lead NFL in sacks with 39, followed by Denver (38) and Houston (36). Cincinnati has never led league in sacks. Club record for season is 48. ... DT Geno Atkins leads NFL interior linemen with 9 1/2 sacks. Chicago's Henry Melton is second with 6.


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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.


Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy. 


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Wizards host students from Stoneman Douglas High School ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

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Wizards host students from Stoneman Douglas High School ahead of 'March For Our Lives'

With a march on Washington planned for this weekend following the mass shooting in Parkland, FL, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were invited by the Wizards to attend their Friday morning practice at Capital One Arena.

About 20 of the kids showed up to watch the Wizards practice, took pictures with players, got a tour of the facilities and walked away with Wizards hats and gear. It was a small break away from what has been a tumultous time ever since the massacre at their school on Feb. 14.

Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis was on hand to speak with the students, who are set to lead the 'March For Our Lives' through downtown Washington on Saturday.


Wizards guard Bradley Beal met with the media after taking photos with the students.

"For us to be able to take their mind off of it for just a few minutes is always a great feeling," Beal said. "At the end of the day, we're all human beings regardless of our careers are and what our jobs are. A lot of us have families, kids, brothers and sisters. The last thing that you want to happen is what happened to several of those families. You can never imagine."

Beal went to college in Florida and has participated in his own forms of activism. He has found inspiration in the efforts by Stoneman Douglas students. They have taken what happened to their school as a catalyst for what they hope produces change in the ability to protect similar attacks from happening again.


Beal, 24, finds that admirable.

"It's amazing sometimes to learn from the youth on how to do things," Beal said. "It's a testament to where our world needs to lead to, to where we need to get to and to come together as a society. It starts with us as the younger generation. We've gotta come together with love and do things like this. I think what they're doing is awesome. It's spreading positive vibes and it's true humanitarian work that they're doing."

The Stoneman Douglas students are expected to attend Friday night's Wizards-Nuggets game as well.

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